Friday, August 12, 2011

Thank You All So Much!

Sophie and I would like to thank all of you for the very sweet birthday wishes you left for her 16th birthday!  She had a wonderful day.  She had quite a busy and fun week. 

The Sacramento County Sheriff's K9 association has been sponsoring a 5k run/walk to raise money for the K9's after their retirement for the last three years.  One of the beautiful dogs named Kaleo was stricken with cancer of the foot.  His treatments were not covered by the county so they have to rely on donations.  That was how the run/walk for Kaleo got started.  His treatments were somewhere around $12,000.  Luckily Kaleo was cured of his cancer without having to remove his foot.  He had to retire though and is living a wonderful life with his handler Mark.   

We decided to take Sophie with us for the 1 mile walk.  We have a stroller for her but her Daddy held her the whole mile walk!  I pushed the stroller which doubled as a walker! lol  I'm pretty sure Sophie would have preferred being at home on her soft bed!  She got a lot of attention though which she didn't mind at all.  Most were surprised to hear she had just turned 16.   I only saw one other dog there with bows. lol  I thought I would share some of the pictures with you.

She's a Daddy's girl!

Maddie & Sophie
Lily & Sophie
Sophie giving Lily some love!
Brian and his girls!
Brian got to be the bad guy for a change during the K9 demonstration!
The Hummer!
Brian waiting for the finishers!
Sophie is so spoiled she doesn't walk on a leash much...can you tell? lol
These dogs are so beautiful!

Come in and I'll show you inside the K9 office!
One of the deputies cut the K9 out of granite.

Inside the K9 son is K91.
Some of their awards!
Some of the past and present K9's.
Hope you enjoyed your little tour of the K9 facility.  I am proud to say I am the mom of two Sacramento County Sheriff Deputies!  :)  

Thanks for stopping by today and thanks again for all your birthday wishes for Sophie!

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Sophie, is adorable, Denise! Love the pictures of the kid-lings, too.

    Would you be so kind to leave a comment on my BLOG ONLY, for the Miracle Makeover fund drive. Charlie, 8 yr. old, & his story are fabulous. Every comment brings us a $1 for the next person that will be sponsored.

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    TTFN ~

  2. How wonderful that your sons are award-winning deputies in the K-9 unit!
    You must be a very proud mother.
    That is so wonderful that they give their
    heart and souls to your community.
    Please wish Sophie a belatde bday for me.

  3. Hanny what a great post. I'm so glad they raised enough money for that dog to get it's medical treatment. I just love hearing stories like that with happy endings.

  4. Hi Robin Sweetie...
    Oh I am so in love with Sophie. Does she not look precious for the occasion? She was having a blast being loved all around. Love those bows. What a cutie.

    Now I have to tell you I am so in love with the K9 program. They are so talented and so beautiful. They truly put their lives on the line each and every day as well. I simply loved seeing K91 on the wall. What a beautiful photo of Brian and his partner. I know that beautiful creature is his life, and would lay his life down for your son. I hear they are quite attached when they work together and live together each and every day.

    Thank you for taking me along. I so enjoyed seeing all of this action today. Especially the wall of honors sweet friend.

    This is the Miracle Weekend makeover. I am one of the hosting sites. For every comment left, Guideposts magazine will pay a dollar, to the next cancer makeover patient. Please stop by and read the story about 9 year old Charlie, and bless me with a comment. Out goal between the 4 or 5 blogs is 5,000. I know we can do it. I would appreciate it, if you pass the word around to as many friends as possible.

    Thank you sweetie for a wonderful post. I love it. Have a glorious weekend. Country hugs from Phoenix, Sherry

  5. those pink bows in her hair!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  6. Hi Denise, I love getting a glimse of your family life. you must be such a proud wife, mom, and grandma, oh and doggy momma! Glad sophies doing well and had a nice birthday! XO Christie

  7. Too cute. She looks like my little girl on a leash. Ha!

  8. I understand your pride in your sons! My son in law was a dog handler for the US Border Patrol for many years. Those dogs are so special and save so many lives!

    Sophie is just the cutest....she certainly does not look her age! I would love her secret!